London Films

By: William Dean Howells
Published By: Double9 Books
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"London Films" by William Dean Howells is a collection of insightful essays that offer a vivid portrayal of Victorian-era London. Howells, renowned for his literary criticism, provides readers with a captivating travelogue through the bustling streets of the city. Through keen observation and astute social commentary, Howells delves into the urban life and British culture of London, painting a rich tapestry of its literature and cityscape. As a nonfiction work, "London Films" serves as both a travelogue and a critique of the Victorian society. Howells' exploration of London's literary landscape offers readers a deeper understanding of the city's cultural significance during this era. His essays provide valuable insights into the city's architecture, society, and the lives of its inhabitants. With its blend of observation, social commentary, and literary criticism, "London Films" stands as a testament to Howells' mastery of the essay form and his ability to capture the essence of a city in transition. Through his words, readers are transported to the streets of Victorian London, where they can experience the vibrant culture and bustling city life firsthand.

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William Dean Howells

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American novelist, literary critic, and editor who played a significant role in the development of American literature in the late 19th century. He was born in Ohio and worked as a printer's apprentice before becoming a journalist and eventually a fiction writer. Howells' most famous novels include "The Rise of Silas Lapham," "A Hazard of New Fortunes," and "The Minister's Charge." He was also an influential literary critic and editor, serving as the editor of The Atlantic Monthly from 1871 to 1881 and advocating for realism in literature. Howells was a friend and mentor to many writers of his time, including Mark Twain and Henry James. He also played an important role in promoting the works of African American writers, such as Paul Laurence Dunbar. Throughout his career, Howells was known for his social commentary and his concern for social justice. He was a strong advocate for women's rights and was active in the abolitionist movement before the Civil War. Overall, William Dean Howells was a key figure in the development of American literature in the late 19th century, and his contributions as a novelist, critic, and editor continue to be studied and appreciated today.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 168 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363053768
  • ISBN-13: 9789363053762
  • Item Weight: 218.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.60mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / General